Ohio local paper to cut back on print days

The following excerpt was sent out from The Toledo Blade: The Sentinel-Tribune newspaper in Bowling Green said Tuesday it will reduce its number of printed editions to Wednesdays and Saturdays starting next week. It cited the need to cut costs amid the rising price of newsprint, ink, employee benefits, gas, and more. Read more here.

Northeast Los Angeles paper Boulevard Sentinel to shutter

Bill and Teresa Hendrickson took the helm of The Boulevard Sentinel, the monthly newspaper covering Northeast Los Angeles, in 2015. The couple were joined by Teresa’s brother, Tim, and a small group of workers to continue the work of Tom Topping, who founded the paper in 1996. However, last month the paper announced that it was […]

Rebuild Local News nonprofit launches to create jobs, save local news

The following excerpt was sent out from Axios: Local journalism groups representing more than 3,000 local newsrooms have come together to create a new nonprofit that aims to save local news through bipartisan public policy initiatives. If successful, the Rebuild Local News coalition believes its efforts could create thousands of local news jobs across the country. Rebuild […]

Nexstar to expand local news operations

Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. has announced the expansion of local news operations serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Some of the text reads: “The company plans to bring its two television stations currently serving the area, WDVM-TV (Ind) in Hagerstown, and WDCW-TV (CW) in Washington, D.C. (DMA #7), […]

WJCT launches local digital news operation, appoints new senior news editor

WJCT in Jacksonville, Florida, is launching a daily local digital news operation with the help of a $500,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. In addition, the Florida Blue Foundation, VyStar Credit Union, the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and individuals have committed funds, for a total in grants and pledges of over $1 […]

Facebook to fund diversity and entrepreneurship programs in local newsrooms

The Facebook Journalism Project is investing $5 million to support diversity and entrepreneurship programs at local newsrooms. A blog post from Jason White, director of news partnerships; Dorrine Mendoza, local news partnerships; and David Grant, Accelerator program manager, reads: “Local news organizations across America are doing tremendous work under extremely challenging conditions. As COVID-19 has […]

Sustainability Act to support local journalism

Amid pandemic disruptions, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and U. S. Rep. Dan Newhouse (R–WA) have come up with a bi-partisan proposal offering tax relief to small businesses, residents and local newspapers that meet the requirements. The program is designed as a tax credit for each to work together in support of keeping local journalism […]

Post and Courier to launch local digital news site in Greenville

The Post and Courier of Charleston is expanding into other parts of South Carolina at a time when the rest of the newspaper industry is contracting because of the economic ill-effects of the pandemic, reports Poynter. An industry leader among small-city newspapers, The Post and Courier of Charleston has announced that it will be launching […]

Newspaper staff shares why they are thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day to think about the things in life we are most grateful for. Here are a few stories by newspaper staffers as to why they are thankful this Thanksgiving. “I’m thankful for the intimacy of local journalism; that we live alongside the people we talk with and write about, and that the […]